Welcome to 
Vivero Anones' website! 

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Welcome to our website!

(Para información en español, por favor vea nuestra página: "En Español").

We're a tropical fruit and flower farm: we grow tropical fruits, nut and flowering trees, heliconias, musas, palms, and ornamental gingers. Many of the species in our collection were planted with the sole purpose of attracting wildlife, mostly birds and butterflies.

We're organic farmers, and our philosophy is based in love and respect towards all living creatures.

We have some tropical fruit trees available for trade or a small donation - you may check the list of available fruit and nut trees in our Tropical Fruits page. Photos of some of these fruits are in our Photo Gallery of Fruits. We usually don't ship live plants or trees; we generally ship only seeds. For the complete list of currently available seeds, please check our 'Seeds' page.

At our Heliconia page you'll find a list of available heliconias, ornamental gingers, and other members of the Zingiberales; these are mostly available as bare root rhizomes for trade, or the suggested fee to cover costs. Photos of some of these beautiful tropical flowers can also be seen in our Photo Gallery of Heliconias and Gingers. Seeds of many of these plants are frequently offered at our Seeds page. We're proud to be considered a reliable source of fresh, rare heliconia and ginger seeds.

We've provided a simple list of plants that attract butterflies on tropical gardens. It's divided into species that provide nectar for adult butterflies, and plants used as larval or caterpillar food. Most can be easily found in local nurseries; we sometimes offer seeds of some of them at our Seeds or Butterflies pages.

Visits to Vivero Anones are by appointment only. Please email or call us first to make arrangements. Our email address and phone number are listed at the end of each page.

We sincerely hope that after knowing about our work, you'll be inspired enough to plant some trees!

We're on FACEBOOK! You may check our new FB page "Vivero Anones"; there we're constantly posting photos and information on tropical fruits, heliconias, ornamental gingers, and plants for butterfly gardens. Please find us and "like" us! Thanks!

Acknowledgements:  I'd like to express my deepest gratitude and sincere appreciation to some friends, guys and gals, who have helped - one way or another - in the development and progress of this project we came to call Vivero Anones. Many are still here with us, some have now departed, but all have a special place in our hearts: Marcial Rico Ballester, Felipe Osborne Shea, Bryan Brunner, Jim West, Bonnie Kline, German Charrón, Bob & Martha Lankford, Carla Black, and Mike Dahme. Special thanks go to my children for their love, patience and understanding. 

Always best of growing,

Sherry B.   


BEAUTIFUL LAND FOR SALE in San Sebastián (western Puerto Rico), next to famous "Salto de Collazo" waterfall! - updated August 2017

Twelve (12) ROADFRONT WOODED ACRES in San Sebastian, PUERTO RICO!  

Famous "Salto de Collazo" in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico.

This property, which has been in our family for decades, has 3 old structures that need complete restoration. It's sold for land value only. Situated close to famous landmark waterfall "Salto de Collazo" (see photo above), a tourist destination in San Sebastián, it's perfect for a hotel or inn, campground, campsite, retreat facility, park or botanical garden. It has ample road front to Carretera 111 (the main route between San Sebastian and Lares on the way to San Juan), and lots of parking area. All utilities are available on site. Lots of native plant species abound, among them tropical fruit trees, flowering trees, and palms. Different birds species abound in this forest, making it a perfect spot for birdwatching. A main dirt road crosses the property, and many of its trails are suitable for horse riding and hiking. There are no neighbors on 3 sides! San Sebastian is located North of Las Marías, and it's just a 40 minute drive from the famous surfing beaches in Rincón and from Punta Borinquen Airport in Aguadilla. Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines have daily flights from this Airport to Ft Lauderdale, Orlando, and other cities in mainland USA. Please call or email us for details; our information is at the bottom of this page. Asking price is $160,000, but we'll certainly listen to a good offer from a serious buyer. 

Please note: The above mentioned 12-acre farm is located in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, half an hour away by car from our farm in Las Marías. It has no relation to the business Vivero Anones Inc., which is not for sale.  

LAS MARIAS is a small, mostly rural town on the western side of Puerto Rico, part of the coffee-producing mountain region. It's just half an hour away by car from some of the most beautiful beaches and hotels of the west. People are kind and friendly, and because population is not too big, this town is still a quiet place to live. It often rains here, so there's always lush vegetation wherever you go.  A few annual festivals are part of the local tradition, the most important of them being the "Festival de la China Dulce" that usually takes place during the month of March. There's typical "jíbaro" music, food and lots of local crafts. The water of Las Marías is considered one of the purest in Puerto Rico!

Vivero Anones Inc., PO Box 22, Las Marías, PR USA 00670
Phone: (787) 827-3121
Email: sherryballester@yahoo.com